Channel 4 announce a series of special programming in aid of Stand Up To Cancer this October.
Launching the month will be special programmes of Sunday Brunch. Tim and Simon will be getting behind the fundraising campaign, offering recipe ideas to inspire viewers at home to come together with their household and host their own fundraising brunch, to continue helping those affected by cancer even whilst we are all following government guidelines.
Go to www.channel4.com/su2c to find out how you can download a free fundraising pack with recipe ideas donated by celebrity chefs such as Davina McCall, Jamie Oliver and Simon Rimmer.
Later in the month, Celebrity Gogglebox will return for a very special episode for Stand Up To Cancer. Previous celebrities have included Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, Jack Whitehall and his parents Michael and Hilary, Danny and Dani Dyer, England footballers Dele Alli and Eric Dier and One Direction’s Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. The cast for this year's special will be announced in due course.
Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker will return in October with a new series of The Last Leg. Along with the regular series, the show will produce a special 90 minute SU2C special.
A series of powerful and personal Stand Up To Cancer short films, featuring those who have had cancer or are living with a cancer diagnosis, will also be shown in the 4Thought slot during October.
Simon Rimmer said, “I remember vividly the moment that I was told my dad had cancer. I was only nine years old and it hit me like a ton of bricks. He’s the strongest man I know and thankfully he’s still here with us today. Stand Up To Cancer is such an important cause, funding research to help people just like my lovely dad. It couldn't be easier to sign up and download the fundraising pack from the Stand Up To Cancer website, which is full of brunch recipe ideas. I’ve suggested a brunch classic: blueberry pancakes. I look forward to seeing all of your amazing foodie pictures and hearing all about your donations on the show – enjoy!”
Co-host Tim Lovejoy added, “I didn’t think cancer was something that would affect my life or my family; I just didn’t really think about it much at all. Then my brother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 37. It was such a shock. And when James died, I almost couldn’t believe it. But one in two people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. So really, it affects all of us. That’s why I’m asking people to join me and Stand Up To Cancer this October by hosting your very own Sunday brunch. All you need to do is sit down with your household or bubble - invite any others over videocall if you like - eat good food and raise money for life-saving research to beat this horrendous disease.”
To date, the Stand Up To Cancer campaign has raised more than £62 million, funding 52 clinical trials and projects, involving over 11,000 patients across the country.